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Definitions of bidding

  1. An invitation; an order. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a request to be present; "they came at his bidding" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Command; order; a proclamation or notifying. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Offer: invitation: command: command. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Offer; invitation; command. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A command; invitation; offer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Command; offer at an auction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for bidding

  1. Because I saw you come to the inn; because I heard your conversation to- night with the man who hath sent you to do his bidding against your own will. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. Little as it pleased him, he did her bidding – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers